American Estates: J. T. & D. Cooke Sandblasted Cauldron
Product Number: 004-009-5776
This sandblasted Cauldron, a shape we rarely see enough of, has an overall design pretty much in line, proportionally, with an Italian Urn (basically an Apple with a flaring rim). Compact as the pipe is curvy, it practically melts into one's hand, with a masterfully done sandblast (as expected), starting rather well-defined toward the rim (with no discernible beginning ripple) choppily breaking up at the base in pockmarked birdseye. It actually looks so unique and unlike the way an ordinary sandblast naturally occurs, Eric doubts if there wasn't some other rustication process involved. For a man of this much skill and dogmatic devotion to the art of the blast, I, however, have no problem taking it on faith.
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Measurements & Other Details
Condition: 4.35/5 A small charring spot on the inner rim, and a soft spot in the chamber.
- Length: 5.76 in./146.30 mm.
- Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States